The Chennai Super Kings are all set to face the Punjab Kings in Match 38 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede stadium. Chennai is coming off after achieving a nail-biting win over the Mumbai Indians. While on the other hand Punjab have been absolutely demolished in their previous match by the Delhi capitals. Hence the upcoming match will provide both the sides with another crucial opportunity to add two more points to their tally with a convincing win.
PBKS vs CSK: Match Details
- Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 38, IPL 2022
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Date & Time: April 25, 7:30 PM.
Chennai Super Kings: Analysis
Gameplan: The Chennai Super Kings have found their rhythm back after a memorable last gasp win they got over Mumbai a few days back. The batsman displayed tremendous character towards the latter half of the innings to chase down the total in fine fashion.
Their vintage performer, M.S.Dhoni finishing off the game would be the sweetest sight to behold for the entire camp and coaching staff along with the team management. The bowlers too had done a wonderful job in derailing the opposition batsman early on and will be key in the upcoming match too. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s poor run once again will possibly be the only concern for the yellow army hereon.
Possible Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
Punjab Kings: Analysis
Gameplan: Punjab will definitely feel the pressure after being thrashed by Delhi Capitals in the previous match by a massively big margin. The entire team was bundled out for mere 119 runs as the bowlers feasted upon the batsman who stood helpless on the pitch staring at their own destruction. The idea to strengthen the bowling lineup by playing only 6 proper batsmen didn’t pay off at all for the year.
The batsman would be looking to find back their rhythm so as to get back their side to winning ways against all the odds once again. Currently sitting at the 8th position with 6 points in 8 games, a win is necessary for Punjab to get things smoother in the times to come. Team management is expected to bring in Bhanuka Rajapaksha owing to his promising performances early on in the tournament.
Possible Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Benny Howell, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh.
PBKS vs CSK: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Ruturaj Gaikwad
After rediscovering his touch against Gujarat Titans with a fantastic half-century Ruturaj once again failed to get going and went back for a fuck vs Mumbai. His contributing big run with the bat is crucial for his side as it’s he who has had a very big impact on the team’s overall performance in the present and earlier seasons too. His poor form has hurt his team considerably and thus the team management would hope the young opener to get back to his best in the upcoming match.
Probable best bowler of the match – Dwayne Bravo
Bravo has been quite fantastic so far this season for CSK majorly. His bowling brilliantly and taking up the responsibility to bowl the difficult overs of the match have been of great use to his side. His wicket-taking ability and choking the opposition runs have been wonderfully good. He picked up two wickets in the last match and will also be crucial for his side in the upcoming match vs Punjab.
PBKS vs CSK: Head to Head stats
- Matches played – 26
- CSK won – 15
- PBKS won – 11
PBKS vs CSK: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Punjab Kings to win the match
Chennai Super Kings have won only 2 matches in the Indian Premier League so far this season and they have failed miserably in their attempt to get a solid start in the tournament. On the other hand, although Punjab Kings have lost a couple of their last few matches they still have a much stronger squad as compared to Chennai Super Kings and we predict that PBKS will win easily against CSK tonight.